Cooking for My Family
In an article I wrote a week or so ago, I shared that my granddaughter, aged 19, liked the soups I brought up and put in the freezer. Her words to me (which you can find out when you read this article ) meant more to me than anything else in the world.
Tomorrow, I am going to make the drive to see her, and fill the freezer with foods that I have already cooked and can be easily reheated for two women who have busy lives--my granddaughter and my daughter.
Some of the things I am bringing up tomorrow are:
- Several pints and quarts of soups--chicken barley vegetable; split pea; chili beans; and potato soup.
- Casserole pans filled with meals--Grandma Marian's (my mother) Spanish rice; macaroni and cheese; chili macaroni "goulash"; turkey/black bean and cheese stacked enchiladas; vegetable curry; and pork chops with mushroom gravy.
- Roasted chicken thighs.
- Chile Colorado Stew (as shown in top picture): Beef, onions, green pepper, garlic, carrots, celery, potatoes, hominy, tomatoes, and sauce made from a variety of large, dried peppers.
I also got a great deal on corn tortillas, which normally cost me $1.05 for 18 tortillas. Each package cost me five cents after the one-dollar-off coupons, so I will bring several packages up there with me.
I no longer have room to put anything new in my freezer, so I am glad to be making the delivery tomorrow, and for the chance to hang out with them for a little while.
I will probably spend the next couple of weeks doing some baking. I have bananas in the freezer, and plenty of flour and sugar, since I did not do the baking I had planned over the Christmas holidays. If you are in my area, let me know and I will share!
For now, it is time for me to take the chicken out of the oven, and to put four thighs in each pan.
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